Crosby spoke with ET on Nov. 1, and shared, “He had worked with Zac Efron in the past on a movie, and he said that he wanted Zac Efron to play him as a younger version [of himself] and that he was gonna ask him soon to do that. He was just looking forward to sharing more about his story and his recovery from addiction, and really championing that cause to help more people, so he was so optimistic and happy about everything that he wanted to do.” Zac Efron talks about how “devastated” he is by Perry’s passing while also sharing happy recollections of working with the Friends actor on the 2009 comedy 17 Again. “He was a mentor to me, and we made a really cool film together,” he says. “I looked up to him, I learned comedic timing from that guy. I mean, when we were filming 17 Again, it was so surreal for me to look across and have him be there, because I’ve learned so much from him, from his whole life.” Perry’s body was found in the hot tub at his Los Angeles, California, home. John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Morrison, his parents, survive him. He was 54 years old. In Los Angeles, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the actor was laid to rest not far from Warner Bros. Studios, the location of his Friends filming. His former cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer were among the family and friends who attended the Friday afternoon funeral. The Iron Claw, starring Zac Efron, opens in theatres on December 22.
Zac Efron says it's a huge honor that the late Matthew Perry wanted him to play the younger version of himself in a biopic about Matthew's life. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dR2XZa5MoX— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 9, 2023
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